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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors



Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Addicted to the page, January 1, 2013

Boo has written about life in a Mumbai slum in such a way that you forget that this is nonfiction and these are real people. She brings empathy, compassion, and unflinching clarity to her work, but her greatest accomplishment is to show us - who have so much - the value of the lives of those who have so little.
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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
State of Wonder

Addicted to the page, January 1, 2012

Ann Patchett takes readers to the Amazon region, where a scientist working for a pharmaceutical company has gone missing after visiting a tribe of natives who utilize a plant that extends female reproductivity. Throughout the book Patchett examines the clash of cultures, scientific ethics and the social and moral implications of advanced maternal fertility, and her characters' personal decisions with her customary wit and compassion. Her vivid descriptions of life in Amazonia are stunning and unforgettable.
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Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Brooklyn

Addicted to the page, January 24, 2011

What do you lose and what do you gain when you leave home? In Colm Toibin's subtly moving novel, "Brooklyn," a young Irish woman moves to 1950s Brooklyn to better her family's situation. Just as she's adjusted to being in a new place, tragedy strikes at home and she must choose between her old life and her new one.
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Resistance by Owen Sheers
Resistance

Addicted to the page, January 11, 2011

Imagine what might have happened if the Germans had invaded mainland UK during World War II. That is exactly what Owen Sheers does in "Resistance," when the farming women and children in an isolated valley in Wales wake up one day to find that their men have disappeared and German soldiers are marching into the valley. As winter comes, the women and the soldiers have to cooperate in order to survive, bringing into question everyone's ideas about loyalty, patriotism, and morality.
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Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Mister Pip

Addicted to the page, January 4, 2011

Lloyd Jones bases his story of the power of imagination in the civil war on Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, where a young girl, her mother, and an eccentric foreign teacher collide with a dangerous soldier. Poignant and powerful.
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